About Us – Discover Better Retail Management

Discovery Retail Group, formerly Discovery-Based Retail, began as a store design and retail strategy firm serving independent hardware stores and home centers in 2007. The company has become a retail consulting firm for services including store decor, store layout and design, retail marketing systems, websites and retail training. While the focus on independent dealers in the hardware and home center industries has remained consistent, in 2015 the company name was changed to Discovery Retail Group to reflect its expansion and evolution. The company’s founders, Gary Petz and Phil Mitchell, who are often featured in the press, have extensive retail backgrounds in the retail hardware and home center industries as well as extended tenures in management of hardware distribution companies. Gary and Phil have blended their backgrounds and their passions for retail into a business which focuses on helping independent retailers  become more successful.